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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Ramona
Gerry Quigley ...
Roy Seth, the Promoter
Larry Hudson ...
Buddie, the Cab Driver
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Bruce Shack, the Director
Shaun Bowring ...
Mathew, the Weenie-Boy
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Russel, the Serial Killer
Mark Tarantino ...
Luke, the 15-Year Old Boy
Jamie Rooney ...
Nature Film Narrator
Peter Morfea ...
Jesus of Toronto
Patricia Sims ...
Corporate Babe
Nazareno Buhagiar ...
Ramona's Father
Giovanna Buhagiar ...
Ramona's Mother
Glen McLaren ...
Gas Station Attendant
Ellen Dean ...
Waitress
Earl Pastko ...
Children of Paradise drums
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Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest people - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A rock'n'road movie about a girl who learns to drive. See more »


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9 August 1990 (Australia)  »

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Roadkill: Move or Die  »

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CAD 250,000 (estimated)
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The film's soundtrack ended up on the Canadian charts from the makers having sneaked off with copies from record store shelves. See more »

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Ramona: Russel, are you really a serial killer?
Russel: Well, I've never really killed anyone before, but that's what I'm shooting for. That's my ambition. I know it's a hard profession, and it's a competive field and getting tougher every year. You have to kill about 20 people now before you're taken seriously, But let's face it, what other options do I have? There's not a lot of opportunities up here for social mobility. I mean you can either become a hockey player or take up a life of crime. And I have weak...
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...hardly any animals were killed during the shooting of this movie... See more »

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Followed by Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

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Dead Drunk Johnny
Performed by 10 Seconds Over Tokyo
(C) 3L Productions/Rampant Music Corp.
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No Place Like Home
21 March 2000 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

An interesting look at one woman's journey of discovery, Ramona must find the ambulatory band, Children of Paradise, in order to find herself. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Ramona meets a cab driver without a brain, a film-maker without a heart, and a serial killer without courage. In leading them to their own paths of personal growth, she discovers her own. An excellent, little film that is worth checking out though it may be difficult to find outside of Canada.


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